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Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher is surely one of a kind, as documentary shows

The Colorado Statesman

More than 150 friends, family members and fans of Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher gathered to watch the premiere showing of a documentary film chronicling the storied North Denver Democrat’s life and political career on Wednesday night at the Oriental Theater.

We look forward to continuing the tradition of The Colorado Statesman

The Colorado Statesman

As the election dust finally settles from 2014 and we enter headlong into a new year, I can’t help but recall that old adage about the more things change, the more they stay the same. The proverb was used initially by the French novelist Alphonse Karr in the late 1890s but certainly is applicable in today’s world. It came to mind several times these last couple of weeks as I was editing stories for the newspaper.


Gloria Allred’s sideshow competes with Bill Cosby’s center stage performance

Contributing Columnist

Two weeks ago Los Angeles celebrity attorney Gloria Allred brought the traveling press conference that provides muscle to her law practice into the basement of Denver’s Crawford Hotel at Union Station. Any doubt that Americans live in a fame-obsessed culture was erased by 10 video cameras squeezed into a tiny meeting room. Allred’s website declares she is the “most famous woman attorney practicing law in the nation today.” Critics argue she more accurately operates a reparations racket, rather than a law office, shaking down the bad boys of Hollywood.

Suthers regarded as a true statesman

The Colorado Statesman

Imagine, if you will, that after the recent State of the Union speech by the President on Jan. 20, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Republican House Speaker John Boehner worked together to craft a mutually acceptable press release about the historic event, managing to not offend or embarrass one another in the shared effort.

An improbable scenario, right?

Republicans in Senate kill two commissions

Rep. Jessie Danielson files bill to restore CPEC
The Colorado Statesman

Majority Republicans in the Senate are flexing their muscles this week, putting to an end two commissions designed to address issues often found on Democratic agendas.

Wednesday, the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted along party lines to sunset the Colorado Voter Access and Modernized Elections Commission, a body created through 2013 legislation. The commission is due to issue its final report next month, with analysis from the 2014 election and recommendations for the 2016 election.

Welcome Lars!

Please join us in welcoming Lars Gesing on board as our editorial intern. Lars is 26 years old, from Hamburg, Germany, where he also received his undergraduate degree in journalism.

Now a second-year master’s student at CU-Boulder, he graduates in May.

Fascinated by international politics & affairs, he describes himself as the kid who would pull an all-nighter to watch coverage of U.S. elections even when he had to go to school the next day.

Earls’ remodeled restaurant wows with décor and food

The Colorado Statesman

If you haven’t been to Earls Kitchen and Bar in the past few months, it might be time for a visit. After a full renovation and menu revamp, the delightful restaurant — which Earls’ staff admits was “dated” — has caught up with Denver’s fast-moving dining scene.